Friday, 10 August 2007
Time to get cosy
It's official - I'm now suffering from ragrugger's thumb! Perhaps not the most technical of names but nonetheless a real affliction!
Symptoms including an overwhelming reluctance to go near another pair of scissors ever again, complete phobia of stripping fabrics into rags and holding a rag hook for the foreseeable future.
Outward signs aren't hard to miss, a bleeding knuckle or two from sore blisters, callouses on thumbs and in more extreme cases, as in mine today, the apparent appearance of the beginning of an extra thumb as thumb joint is so red and inflammed.
Dabhanders (no pun intended) should be well aware of the symptoms and should know better than attempt to make half a dozen tea cosies and pompoms without applying first ample supplies of plasters and corn pads over knuckles and thumb joint. No sympathy should be extended to those of us, ie me, who should have known better!!!
After weeks of dyeing, cutting, ragging and more cutting, my order is finally ready.
This little lot are heading off along the coast to this shop - Made in Hastings, which has to be one of my favourite shops. I am so excited!!! Thrilled that they wanted some of my things and well worth the dodgy thumb!
I had some fun with this lot, choosing bright summery colours and lovely trims. As I seem to be suffering from selective memory loss I will be starting a whole new batch of hearts too - all thoughts of aching thumbs forgotten as soon as I get near that fabric ....
Enjoy your weekend.